Fillmore Central girls pick up two wins

DEB FINSETH/NEWS LEADER Kammry Broadwater of the Falcons is closely guarded by a Spring Grove defender.
Bill Bentson

The Fillmore Central girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins last week, improving its record to 10-4 for the season, 5-2 in Three Rivers Conference play.  Last Tuesday the girls got a non-conference win over Spring Grove 53-39 and Thursday they beat St. Charles 65-34 for a TRC victory.

Kassidy Broadwater had an outstanding floor game against the Lady Lions, dishing out eight assists, pulling down five rebounds and coming up with seven steals.  And while she wasn’t flying all over the court, she hit a couple buckets for four points.  Kandace Sikkink also had a “better than average game,” leading the team with 16 points, on six for 11 shooting from the field and a perfect four for four at the free throw line.  She added a team-high six rebounds and one steal to her evening’s resume’.

Adding to the scoring against Spring Grove were Kammry Broadwater (6), Hope Sexton (2), Lauren Mensink (8), Ashlyn Simon (2), Emma Breitsprecher (7), Madison Krage (4) and Kelly Ristau (4).  Ristau was two for two from the field, Mensink was three for four and Krage was two for five.  Mensink was two for three from three-point range.  Krage added four rebounds to her stats and Kam Broadwater had a pair of blocked shots.

As a team, the gals shot 41.1 percent from the field, 23 of 56, and were five for eight (62.5%) at the charity line.

Kas Broadwater upped her scoring numbers in the win over St. Charles, 17 points, and maintained her fine floor play with five rebounds, seven assists and five steals.  She had six field goals in the game, making three of seven from three-point range and was two for two at the line.  Sikkink was also in double-figure scoring with 12 points, and added a team-high seven rebounds, an assist and a steal.  Breitsprecher had nine points on four of seven shooting and dished out four assists.  Ristau hit four of seven shots from the field for eight points, six points for Krage (3/7 field goals), five points for Simon (2/2 FG, 1/1 3-pt) and five points for Mensink (2/3 FG).  Mensink was also one for one from beyond the arc. 

For the third game in a row, FC had very balanced scoring amongst its players.

Rebounds were also distributed among the players.  In addition to Sikkink and Kas Broadwater, Ristau and Krage each had five, with four for Kam Broadwater, two each for Mensink and Simon and one for Addison Schoepski.

And, another good shooting game for the Lady Falcons: 41.5 percent (27/65) from the field, five for 12 (41.7%) from three-point range, and 60.0 percent (6/10) at the charity line.

The JV team split their two games, downing Spring Grove 64-8 and losing to St. Charles 30-19.  Thirteen (13) different players scored in the win over SG.

This past Tuesday the team traveled to Chatfield and Friday night the gals will host Dover-Eyota.  The gals travel to PEM on Tuesday, Jan. 21.